DIY Project #9: Geometric Egg Cup Planters
We had a lot of fun creating this cute DIY with plants, some fancy pants magic paper and some egg cups.
We think they would look great at breakfast time too.
I know you are wondering how we made those little triangles stick to the ceramic, so let’s get started so the magic can be revealed!
Firstly, our materials:
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- Egg Cups (I bought these for $1. Yes, you are readin’ that right – they were only one whole dollar!)
- Small dish with water
- Waterslide decal paper (I bought mine here)
- Penelope and Pip “DIY Geometric Egg Cup Planter” printable
- Cactus or other small plant
Now for the fun part!
STEP 01 // PRINT & CUT
Follow the instructions on your waterslide decal paper to print the triangles on our printable and prepare the waterslide paper. Mine involved printing using a normal inject printer on normal settings, letting the print dry for 30 minutes, spraying two coats of acrylic varnish on the print 15 minutes apart, and letting that dry thoroughly for one hour.
Then cut each little triangle out (surprisingly this only took about 15 minutes!).
STEP 02 // SLIPPING THE TRIANGLES FROM THEIR BACKING
This is actually very simple. Again, check the directions on your waterslide paper, however, with mine you just need to place the cut out triangles in the water for about 10 seconds, pick each on up and simply slip the backing from the decal.
STEP 03 // PLACING THE TRIANGLES
Once your backing is away and you are left with just the decal, carefully place it on your surface. I patted my triangles dry gently with a soft tissue.
STEP 04 // REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT!
Now all you need to do is artfully place all of the triangles around the cup. You can keep it one colour or go crazy and mix your colours up. Each cup uses 10 -12 triangles depending on your style of design.
STEP 05 // FINISHED?
At this point, if you are sans plants in your garden to steal, or your green thumb is kinda black, you could just use these pretty patterned egg cups as…well…egg cups.
But we wanted to spruce up our kitchen bench so there a just a few more little steps.
STEP 06 // SELECT YOUR PLANT
We used a little succulent, however, a cactus would look super sweet.
STEP 07 // FILL YOUR CUPS
All that is left to do now is add your soil, add your plant, give it a little water and voila! Instant kitchen garden that looks pretty cute.
Happy egg cup gardening!